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Diane Rehm: On My Mind

Diane Rehm’s weekly podcast features newsmakers, writers, artists and thinkers on the issues she cares about most: what’s going on in Washington, ideas that inform, and the latest on living well as we live longer.

Published: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:11:24 -0400

Last Build Date: Sat, 23 Sep 2017 22:11:24 -0400

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How Trump Is Changing The Presidency And The Real Story Of The Da Vinci Code’s Warrior Monks

Fri, 22 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

From day one, it was clear that Donald Trump was like no president this country had ever seen. Eight months into his term, we talk to Harvard Law professor Jack Goldsmith about the lasting impact Trump may have on the presidency, itself. Then, historian Dan Jones on the Knights Templar, the Medieval secret society that inspired "The Da Vinci Code".

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Business Not As Usual In Washington And NIH Director Dr. Francis Collins On Cutting Edge Research

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

President Trump's possible deal with congressional Democrats on DACA and what Robert Mueller may be learning about Trump's business dealings, then, news from NIH on gene editing, regenerative medicine, and immunotherapy.

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President Trump’s Surprise Deal With Congressional Democrats And Understanding The North Korean Threat

Fri, 08 Sep 2017 12:00:00 -0400

President Trump's surprise move to side with congressional Democrats on a short term fix for government funding and the debt ceiling raises new questions about other legislative agenda items: What's likely to get done and what's not, and then, understanding the threat from North Korea.

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Republicans Struggle To Govern And Democrats Search For A Message

Fri, 28 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Trumps disparages his Attorney General, Senate Republicans try to overcome differences on healthcare, and Democratic leaders try to re-engage with voters: NY Times reporter Peter Baker on what's going on in Washington and Democrat Jason Kander on how the Democratic Party can grab the momentum.

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Inside Washington And Using Smart Phone Data To Treat Mental Illness

Fri, 21 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

CNN senior congressional reporter, Manu Raju, on healthcare, meetings with Russians and other Washington news stories, then, how smart phones could be used to help treat diagnose and treat mental illness

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Our Opioid Addiction Crisis And A Theatrical Take On Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Two perspectives on the magnitude of the the opioid addiction crisis we face in this country, then, what a new play based on Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia teaches us about political polarization and compromise.

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The Retreat Of Western Liberalism And How Charlotte Bronte Came To Write “Jane Eyre”

Fri, 07 Jul 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Financial Times columnist Ed Luce explains what has given rise to populism in the West. Then, a Georgetown professor on the parallels between Charlotte Bronte's life and that of her famous protagonist Jane Eyre.

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Rollbacks At The EPA And Walking With Diana Nyad

Fri, 30 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Fast action at the EPA on President Trump's pledge to roll back environmental regulations, then, epic swimmer Diane Nyad on the many benefits of walking.

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The Senate’s Health Care Bill And What We Learned From Voters In Georgia

Fri, 23 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Senate GOP leaders press ahead on a health care reform bill: What's in it, what's not, and will voters like it any better? Then, lessons learned from the Republican victory in a Georgia special election on Tuesday.

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Recent Gun Violence, Calls For Unity, And What State Election Results Can Tell Us About National Trends

Fri, 16 Jun 2017 12:00:00 -0400

Perspective on recent gun violence and calls for unity, then, what election results in state races may tell us about national trends

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